Learn to Lift

Learn the barbell squat, press, bench press, and deadlift to become a stronger and better you.

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Learn to Lift

In just about every physical activity you have to do, you use your whole body.

So why would you train it by isolating individual muscles?

When it comes to strength training, free weights are superior to machines because they work the entire body at once.

By using your entire body, you can obtain a more powerful training stress with free weights than you can ever achieve with machine based workouts.

The strongest people in the world all built their strength the same way: with full body movements using free weights, not by sitting on machines working one muscle at a time.

Learn to Lift and begin building a stronger, better you.

Learn to lift
The deadlift is one of the four key lifts in barbell training, and builds a strong back like nothing else.

Barbell training

Between barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells, barbells permit the heaviest loading.

The bilateral nature of barbell movements and the stability provided by the barbell itself allow for greater weight to be used than with any other free weight tool.

The barbell back squat is unrivaled in its ability to produce a training stress to drive increases in strength. Any trainee will always be able to train with more weight in a barbell back squat than with squat variants using kettle bells or dumbbells.

Do you want to be strong? You must learn and master the barbell squat, press, deadlift, and bench press.

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You will learn to squat, press, bench press, and deadlift over the course of two private 90 minute training sessions for $200. We will also construct a training program to fit your goals and needs.

Use the contact form below to tell us about yourself, your goals, and what times you are available. We’ll be in touch within one business day.

Training occurs at one of two locations: in Oakland, at Game Changer Fitness, located at 5427 Telegraph Ave.; and in Alameda, at CorrectFit, located at 1726 Clement Ave.

Gwyn is an awesome coach: kind and supportive, but also rigorous about correct form. She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and has a plan in mind for both coaching sessions and the ones on my own. I look forward to going to the gym – and cannot believe I’m saying that!

I wish I had known about weight-lifting years ago. I never thought it applied to someone like me. So wrong. Just doing things around the house is easier. Lifting airplane luggage into the overhead compartment – magically lighter. General body wellbeing better. Thanks, Gwyn!


Kelly is an awesome trainer!

I have had roughly 2 months of training with her (twice-a-week), and I already feel stronger and healthier. She is really passionate about what she does, which makes her a ton of fun to work with.

Kelly is highly knowledgeable about aspects of health outside of exercise: we often talk about diet, and she’s helped me be more aware of my eating choices. She also recommends great books and apps that have really helped me be a healthier person too.

I never used to look forward to going to the gym, until I started training with Kelly!


I came to Katherine as a brand new lifter looking to improve my overall fitness in preparation for a 2,500 mile off-road motorcycle race.

She’s super encouraging, and truly excited about lifting! I really appreciate her ability to demystify entire strength training experience–from how the mechanics of individual lifts work to gym culture.

I’m amazed at how I’ve not only gotten significantly stronger in the few months I’ve been working with her, but my stamina has improved dramatically as well. I am so thrilled to have her in my corner!


I drove just shy of 100 miles to meet Jeremy for a personal training session. It was well worth the time and money. He was able to notice and correct my form flaws, and provide correction in a way that helped immediately.

Jeremy is very professional, he knows his craft and is capable of teaching in a way that even I could grasp. He is personable, sincere and really wants to make you better. He never once made me feel rushed for time, he wanted me to leave with the confidence that I knew the lifts properly.